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Foot Pain From Lifting Weights

Weightlifting can be an exciting, motivating sport to participate in. It can also result in a risk of injury to the feet. Lifting heavy weights while doing squats or lunges can put significant stress on the feet. Overtraining, not taking enough time to recover between weightlifting sessions, and wearing improper footwear for the sport are among the things that can impact the pressure put on your body and feet. The most common injuries in weightlifting that can cause foot pain are plantar fasciitis, stress fractures, and muscle strains. Treatment varies by injury, but rest may help alleviate foot pain. If your pain does not go away or worsens, contact a podiatrist for a diagnosis and treatment so that you can get back to training as soon as possible.

Sports related foot and ankle injuries require proper treatment before players can go back to their regular routines. For more information, contact Shawn Echard, DPM of Laurel Podiatry LLC. Our practitioner can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Sports Related Foot and Ankle Injuries

Foot and ankle injuries are a common occurrence when it comes to athletes of any sport. While many athletes dismiss the initial aches and pains, the truth is that ignoring potential foot and ankle injuries can lead to serious problems. As athletes continue to place pressure and strain the area further, a mild injury can turn into something as serious as a rupture and may lead to a permanent disability. There are many factors that contribute to sports related foot and ankle injuries, which include failure to warm up properly, not providing support or wearing bad footwear. Common injuries and conditions athletes face, including:

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Fasciosis
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains

Sports related injuries are commonly treated using the RICE method. This includes rest, applying ice to the injured area, compression and elevating the ankle. More serious sprains and injuries may require surgery, which could include arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery. Rehabilitation and therapy may also be required in order to get any recovering athlete to become fully functional again. Any unusual aches and pains an athlete sustains must be evaluated by a licensed, reputable medical professional.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our offices located in Greensburg Somerset and Mount Pleasant, PA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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